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#1 Offline Ender Ants - Posted June 1 2018 - 6:27 PM

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1. Location: Mojave Desert, Nevada side

2. Date: March 20, 2018
3. Habitat: Desert
4. Length: About 2 - 4mm
5. Color: Dark Orange, with yellow abdomen
6. Distinguishing characteristics: Has a black circle like symbol on their abdomen. Not all are identically on the same part of their abdomen
7. Distinguishing behavior: Slow moving
8. Nest description: Small cone like nests that are similar to Dorymyrmex nests.

 

Haven't spotted any alates, but were moving out small gravel from their nest. Either they are getting ready for a nuptial flight or they just got out of hibernation. The closest species that I could find that could be these ones were Temnothorax curvispinosus.

 

I have a video where you can see them in action also. 

 

 

 



#2 Offline gcsnelling - Posted June 1 2018 - 6:29 PM

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Please just post the freakin pictures in the post.


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#3 Offline Martialis - Posted June 1 2018 - 6:35 PM

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Please just post the freakin pictures in the post.

This, please.


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#4 Offline T.C. - Posted June 1 2018 - 7:00 PM

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Please just post the freakin pictures in the post.

 

 


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#5 Offline Enderz - Posted June 1 2018 - 7:04 PM

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Please just post the freakin pictures in the post.

Yes, do as he says and you will have a good ID and people will actually help you. I bet Gordon actually knows what species this is but he won't tell you unless you embed a photo.


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#6 Offline Barristan - Posted June 2 2018 - 9:48 AM

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My contribution:


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#7 Offline Aaron567 - Posted June 2 2018 - 10:31 AM

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Pheidole sp.


Edited by Aaron567, June 2 2018 - 12:52 PM.

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#8 Offline gcsnelling - Posted June 2 2018 - 11:25 AM

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spp?


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#9 Offline Ender Ants - Posted June 2 2018 - 12:37 PM

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Please just post the freakin pictures in the post.

I thought that the video may be easier to see/identify the workers, as the pictures are not as good quality.

 

https://ibb.co/hdTA5y

 

 

 


Edited by Ender Ants, June 2 2018 - 12:43 PM.


#10 Offline gcsnelling - Posted June 2 2018 - 1:13 PM

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Those are still no help to me since I will not use outside links to look at the images.



#11 Offline Ender Ants - Posted June 2 2018 - 1:15 PM

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Those are still no help to me since I will not use outside links to look at the images.

 

How do you add pictures other than links? I have tried attaching files, but I get an error stating that I do not have the permission to add this type of file. It is a simple click, how come you will not go to a separate link? I can understand if it is a trust issue, such as leading to a virus of some sort. 


Edited by Ender Ants, June 2 2018 - 1:18 PM.


#12 Offline Barristan - Posted June 2 2018 - 1:23 PM

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I upload all my pictures here via Gallaries:

 

 

I hope you understand me despite my German accent ;)


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#13 Offline Batspiderfish - Posted June 2 2018 - 1:47 PM

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Photos are actually much higher quality than videos (and still images captured from video). At 1080, this is only about as detailed as a 2 megapixel picture; the extra resolution is often needed to pick up on important details like hair coverage and magnifying in general is not a headache. I can at least tell that they're Pheidole from what you've provided. It helps when the ants aren't moving.


Edited by Batspiderfish, June 2 2018 - 1:52 PM.

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Exotic ants are for those who think that vibrant diversity is something you need to pay money to see. It is illegal to transport live ants across state lines.

 

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#14 Offline Ender Ants - Posted June 3 2018 - 2:25 PM

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Those are still no help to me since I will not use outside links to look at the images.

 

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Any ideas now? 


#15 Offline gcsnelling - Posted June 3 2018 - 7:08 PM

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Pheidole, possibly Ph. gilvescens.


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#16 Offline Enderz - Posted June 3 2018 - 9:38 PM

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Woa he actually did it, and yes they are pheidole.


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#17 Offline Ender Ants - Posted June 4 2018 - 12:57 PM

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Pheidole, possibly Ph. gilvescens.

Thank you! Appreciate everyone's help! Most likely P. gilvescens



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Nice video BTW.







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